It’s Not All In Your Head. Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography (January Update)

i could not help but be moved by the stunning images in this post which for me capture perfectly the unseen inner battle for those of us with personal experience of languishing careworn & defeated in the loneliest place on earth that of the battle with Mental Ill Health.

With many thanks to Paul Falcone

Dear Hope

What if mental illnesses were shown on the outside?

Would we still be afraid to ask for help?

Since I was 13 years old I have fought depression, anxiety and bouts of insomnia. Since then I have tried to explain what that pain, discomfort, emptiness, and apathetic nature feels like to people. Often the words would come up short, and even the poems, songs, and stories I wrote didn’t seem to fully paint a picture into someones head to make them understand what I was going through. As I increasingly became aware of the lack of education and the stigma that surrounds mental illness and mental health, I thought about trying a different approach.

And that’s when the Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography project was born.


December: Anxiety


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“I was never a cutter, I never had the courage to take a blade to any part of my body. I did, however, need…

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